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Luzerne Music Center: Creative Donor Engagement

March 4, 2019

Explore the effectiveness of fundraising initiatives for student scholarships and community interaction at Luzerne Music Center and brainstorm how this organization can effectively raise additional funds for a capital campaign without reducing yearly operating income.

Collaborative Governance at the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

March 4, 2019

Explore how stakeholders at the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, with a history of musician-led governance, weigh decisions that involve balancing artistic and personnel decisions with budget sustainability and organization health.

Lara Downes: Artist, Activist

March 4, 2019

Lara Downes is an artist who aims to use her talent and experience for social good. Learn of her journey and propose ways to strengthen a promising partnership with a children’s rights advocate and expand the global reach of this program.

Kinnara Ensemble: A Project-Based Choir

March 4, 2019

Review the financials of Kinnara Ensemble, a project-based choir started by graduates of Westminster Choir College. Learn how they operate, the issues they face with hiring local and national talent, as well as their current concerns with stabilizing revenue.

CelloBello

March 4, 2019

CelloBello.com is an online educational resource, started by Paul Katz, for both amateur and professional cellists. Review partnerships, organizational changes, as well as basic audience analytics for the website, while exploring how to support the costs of expansion.

Succession Planning at Art of Élan

September 7, 2018

Understand the process of succession planning for the executive and artistic director of Art of Élan, a San Diego presenter of chamber music concerts.

Name Calling: The Rebranding of Artis—Naples

September 7, 2018

Witness the unexpected public response and management decisions faced by the rebranding of Artis—Naples, an interdisciplinary arts center in Southwest Florida.

Small Town, Big Prize: Building the Audience for the MostArts Festival

September 7, 2018

Develop a marketing plan to expand the audience of the MostArts festival, an annual piano competition in the small town of Alfred, New York.

Astral Artists: Preparing Tomorrow’s Musicians

September 7, 2018

Participate in effort to diversify its programming and reach new audiences in the case of Philadelphia-based Astral Artists, which mentors classical musicians early in their performing careers.

soundSCAPE: Competitive Advantage in Diversity

September 7, 2018

Propose diversity initiatives for soundSCAPE, an annual contemporary art music festival in Italy, which welcomes student composers and performers each summer into a collaborative artistic environment.

The Sphinx Organization and the Diversity Marketplace

March 2, 2018

Evaluate the success of an inaugural convention focused on growing and sustaining minority representation in the field of classical music.

Sustaining ImagineARTS at South Shore Conservatory

March 2, 2018

Readers will evaluate two funding scenarios that are being considered by the SSC leadership team to ensure the long-term prosperity and future growth of the program.

Composer Marc Mellits

March 2, 2018

Consider a territorial release for licensing the recorded works of a leading composer to France and French territories, where the music is doing exceptionally well.

The Artist-Staff Model of the International Contemporary Ensemble

March 2, 2018

The reader is asked to devise a set of recommendations for hiring new staff members, considering the challenges associated with employing artists and non-artists in administrative positions.

Musical Mentors and the Plight of Autonomy

March 2, 2018

Create an expansion plan that details the actions needed to establish a new university chapter of Musical Mentors and to examine the implications of its commitment to instructor autonomy.

Musical Chairs: Rostering Break of Reality

October 6, 2017

Examine the rostering personnel system developed by Break of Reality, a cross-genre chamber quartet.

After Monetization: The New Recording Landscape for Artists

October 6, 2017

Visit perspectives on the recording industry and musicians navigating the new landscape heavily impacted by digital service providers.

At the Core: Contract Negotiations at the Hartford Symphony Orchestra

October 6, 2017

Examine a contract dispute between the management and unionized players one of the largest orchestras in New England.

Building on Trust at the New World Symphony

October 6, 2017

Examine plans to fund and build the new state- of-the-art home of The New World Symphony in the midst of an economic recession.

Omaha Under the Radar: Localizing an Experimental Arts Festival

October 6, 2017

Examine how an experimental arts festival continues to focus on the local community in the face of increasing national interest and outside funding.

UMS Renegade: Building a Brand of Cutting-Edge Performances

October 6, 2017

Trace the inception and growth of University Musical Society’s Renegade, a program of performances at the University of Michigan, which features provocative artistic works.

Taking up Residence with Eight Blackbird

October 6, 2017

Profile contrasting artist residency agreements in Eighth Blackbird’s portfolio–one with a university and the other with a museum of contemporary art.

My House is Your House: Groupmuse’s Revival of Chamber Music

October 6, 2017

Explore the philosophy behind Groupmuse, who provide high-caliber chamber music concerts in intimate settings, and the rationale to expand the organization into additional markets.

Expanding Musical Explorers at Carnegie Hall

October 6, 2017

The Weill Music Institute (WMI) is the educational arm of Carnegie Hall.  Examine the structure and growth of one program, Link Up, as well as preparation for growing another, Musical Explorers.

Culture Shock: The Merger of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School

October 6, 2017

Follow the first and largest successful merger of a professional orchestra with an existing community music school in the United States from the genesis through early challenges.

Laying the Foundation at the San Francisco Girls Chorus

October 6, 2017

Follow the role of process surrounding foundation giving for San Francisco Girls Chorus, a performing arts organization and a school of music.

No Place Like Home: The Industry at a Crossroads

October 6, 2017

How does an arts organization that prides itself on eschewing traditional venues react when given the chance to settle in a space of its own?

Texas Music Educators Association: The Art of Legislating Arts Education

October 6, 2017

Learn about the role and strategies of advocacy for the arts in education while following the long journey toward passage of state level legislation in support of public arts education.

Pegasus Early Music and Younger Audiences

October 6, 2017

Pegasus Early Music is the only concert presenter of early music in western New York, but with a steadily aging audience. Students will evaluate current marketing initiatives to lure new audiences.

Getting on Board with National Sawdust

October 6, 2017

Follow National Sawdust, a unique New York City music venue,  through early international attention and the expanding of its board of directors.